____Consult with a wedding planner.
____ Decide on style of your wedding.
____ Decide on date of your wedding.
____ Decide on location.
____ Reserve officiant.
____ Set a tentative budget.
____ Decide how expenses will be shared.
____ Decide on guest list.
____ Announce engagement.
____ Select and invite wedding party.
____ Shop for wedding rings.
____ Reserve reception location as soon as you have set the date.
____ Select and book cater.
____ Start compiling names and addresses for guest list.
____ Decide on your color scheme.
____ Start shopping for your wedding dress and headpiece.
____ Discuss where you will live after the wedding.
SIX TO NINE MONTHS BEFORE
____ Send your engagement announcement to the newspaper.
____ Select your bridal registry and make choices.
____ Select florist.
____ Select balloonist.
____ Select and book photographer and videographer.
____ Select and reserve rental equipment for ceremony and reception.
____ Select and book reception entertainment.
____ Order bridal gown.
____ Order bridesmaids’ dresses
____ Select bakery for wedding cake.
____ Select a travel agent and start planning your honeymoon location.
THREE TO SIX MONTHS BEFORE
____ Select and order invitations.
____ Complete your guest list.
____ Start health and fitness program.
____ Check on wedding dress.
____ Select formalwear for men.
____ Select and order mothers’ attire.
____ Experiment with hair style.
____ Discuss service with officiant.
____ Order favors.
TWO MONTHS BEFORE
____ Address invitations and announcements.
____Send invitations six weeks before.
____ Confirm all contracts and services with the professional hired.
____ Plan and book rehearsal dinner.
____ Finalize honeymoon plans.
____ Arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests.
____ Purchase attendants’ gifts.
____ Choose person to attend your guest book.
____ Make reservation for the wedding night hotel.
____ Make appointment with your hair stylist on the wedding day.
ONE MONTH BEFORE
____ Get blood test and marriage license.
____ Have wedding dress final fitting.
____ Have bridal portrait done.
____ Complete shopping for your trousseau.
____ Purchase your accessories such as garter, candles, toasting goblets, ring pillow, etc.
____ Have wedding and engagement rings taken to jeweler for attachment and cleaning.
____ Maintain records on gifts received and send thank you notes out immediately.
____ Meet with photographer and discuss with him/her a list of shots you would like taken.
____ Meet with the entertainers and give them a list of music you would like played.
____ Assign responsibilities for :
Pick-up of any last minute items
TWO WEEKS BEFORE
____ Pick up wedding rings and make sure they fit properly.
____ Continue writing thank you notes for gifts received.
____ Final confirmation of all services.
ONE WEEK BEFORE
____ Provide caterer with total guest count.
____ Provide wedding party and guests a map and timetable for rehearsal, ceremony and reception.
____ Plan seating arrangements.
____ Pick up marriage license.
____ Begin packing for honeymoon.
____ Determine what to do with floral arrangements after reception.
AFTER THE WEDDING
____ Send thank you notes as soon as possible after the wedding.
____ Have bridal gown cleaned and preserved.
____ Change your name on ID and important documents.
____ Change of address cards.